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Biloxi settles with BP for $4.9 million

BILOXI, Miss. — The city of Biloxi is accepting $4.9 million from BP as part of a group settlement of local government claims for economic losses caused by the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Last week, BP and five coastal states announced a deal to provide $18.7 billion in new money to the states. The company ...

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Texas payout announced for BP oil spill damage claim

BP is anticipated to pay the largest settlement from a single entity ($18.7 billion) in American history for its April 20, 2010 rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Of that staggering amount, numerous states and surrounding local governments are being compensated for damage claims, including Texas. Texas will receive $788 million, according to a recent report from the Associated ...

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Editorial: Transparency questions surround BP deal

We’re pleased this phase of the BP oil disaster is behind us. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and Attorney General Jim Hood were on the Coast on Thursday to announce they were bringing to the state about $1.5 billion of the latest $18.7 billion settlement with the energy giant. We think Mississippi should have received more than 8 percent of the ...

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Timeline – BP oil spill, litigation at a glance

BP Plc reached a $18.7 billion settlement to end five years of litigation following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. It is the largest settlement with a single entity in U.S. history, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The following is a timeline of key events: * April 20, 2010, RIG EXPLODES: An explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil ...

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A series of settlements in 2010 Gulf oil spill

NEW ORLEANS — A committee of lawyers representing businesses and individuals claiming damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill announced a $211 million settlement Wednesday with Transocean Ltd., owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. In a separate development, oil giant BP — which leased the rig from Transocean — reached settlements resolving years of complicated spill-related ...

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Federal study of dolphin deaths after BP spill due

NEW ORLEANS — The results of a federal study into possible links between BP’s catastrophic 2010 oil spill and a spate of dolphin deaths since the spill is set to be released Wednesday. The study is part of a wide-ranging assessment of ecological damage caused by the spill. Federal scientists have indicated that they believe there is a connection between ...

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Couple pleads to making false claim after Gulf oil spill

NEW ORLEANS — A couple arrested in February for filing false public records connected to the BP oil spill has pleaded guilty in state court to recreational fishing license fraud. Judge Tracey Flemings-Davillier sentenced 60-year-old Derwin Hill and 60-year-old Diana Hill to each pay a $1,500 fine and serve two years of probation. A two-year jail sentence for each was ...

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